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oysters could be lost. >>> the sound of gunfire may soon echo across the runways at san jose international airport. city council members have given the green light last night for a plan that lets airport workers fire off guns to scare birds from the runways that would only be as a last resort, mind you. if noisemakers and blankets don't work. oakland and sfo already do it. san jose has reported 180 bird strikes since 2009. >>> talk about create testify. bart workers are using inflatable dancers to shoo birds a w it's to keep birds from laying eggs there. taxpayers are paying $5 million for them. that's $17,000 per nest for the birds. >> there you go. >>> the fate of a dog park in the east bay is in limbo. they didn't have enough votes to make a move on the dog play area at astro park. nowhere along lake merritt are dogs allowed off leash. animal fans want to turn a corner at lakeshore avenue and macarthur boulevard into a dog park. opponents say it's the right idea but the wrong location. the city council will take the issue up again on december 18. >>> 4:57 right now. mission accomplished
often said our city and our strength is our international status and we do that with all the sister cities, with all of the flag raisings, but this is kind of new. what i said to our counsel general it's special because it's kind of bringing forth the things that we have done and the things that we enjoy doing and placing it into a recognized celebration that goes for a long time, so i am proud to launch this here in san francisco, and if i may to not only let you know that it's a great honor to have the italian ambassador here in the united states. it's a great honor for it to be proclaimed italian culture day in san francisco. if i may present this to the counsel general. [applause] >> thank you and one more word of italian that i could do is gracia because i do have a mazatti waiting for me. >> it's right out in front. >> i won't ruin your language but we're proud here to be hosting this and we're going to be of course doing more in celebration and then i will get to have a chance to visit washington dc on the experience they have as well, so thank you very much everybody. [app
that cam off yesterday morning. the missing piece was found on the runway at kansas city international airport. the plane this just taken off for denver. >>> a radar image shows the plane's path. the pilot circled kansas city for 30 minutes to burn off some fuel. a passenger said the flight attendants were shaken but the plane landed safely, no one was injured. the aircraft is getting a full inspection. not a good sign when the flight attendants are shaken. >> you can see the engine from the window and you're look, oh, my god, you know? that's scary. >> a little scary. >> i bet traffic is light. >> yeah. >> just a get. >> not scary out the . >> we're falling asleep over here in the traffic department. almost nothing going on. we have a fender-bender but as you can see there is no delay behind it because there's hardly any cars on the road. northbound 680 approaching highway 237 if you are heading through milpitas, they got one lane blocked northbound. so here is what it looks like outside. we're doing great if you are heading towards the oakland coliseum. no delay out towards the macar
target, the damascus international airport, about 12 miles southeast of the city. heavy bombardments reported today in the surrounding area. rebel leaders called the airport a legitimate target and gave a stark warning to the regime and outside travelers to avoid it at all costs. fighting near the airport forced the suspension of commercial flights this week. some airlines have already stopped altogether. a rebel takeover of the airport would also cut off weapons supplies to allies like iran. >> it has the country's longest runways. it's from that location that jets from iran land. they're carrying a lot of sophisticated weapons, so knocking that location out, taking it over and holding it, would allow the rebels to begin their push toward damascus, without the threat of resupply. >> reporter: that makes it far too valuable to forces loyal to bashar alsad. >> in egypt president mohamed morsi has canceled the decree that sparked huge protests by giving him sweeping powers. but protesters in care row's tahrir square aren't impressed. they say a referendum on the new constitution would
of 29th avenue and international boulevard. the grassroots operation is calling on city officials to make public safety a priority. >> preparations are underway for the 124th annual rose parade. volunteers are getting the impressive floats parade ready. this year's theme is "oh, the places you'll go." the parade features the valley christian high school band from san jose. you can watch the parade new year's morning at 8:00 right here on abc-7 news. leigh glaser is off today but lisa argen. it's been really cold. >> lisa: temperatures taking a tumble. we'll see fog in the north and east bay valleys. this is from the emeryville camera. temperatures this morning, chilly with the rain. tomorrow morning and monday morning, we could see some frost, and we're not done, with the possibility of high elevation snow. here's a look at live doppler 7hd. we do have some rain from southern california and also the snow in the mountains. so, this is the same system that dropped parallel to the coast yesterday, and brought most of the reason to the south bay and the higher elevations. right now, i
to and from other cities. oakland international airport not reporting significant delays, neither is san jose but officials in three airports urge you to call before heading to airports. for up to the minute information on delays check out flight tracker on the front of our web site. >> morning commuters in the park. the storm knocked out lights about an hour, no metering lights. that caused a lot of pack ups and made navigating those merging lanes chaotic. before 6:30, the lights on the western suspension span began to flicker on. you can see. it took three minutes for the span to light up again. >> flooding is a big concern in parts of sonoma county under a flash flood warning today. >>/r7ç businesses suffered heavy damage in 2005. awc 7 news reporter was w.more now from petaluma. >> from yesterday, about four and a half feet from yesterday, yesterday, we're seeing ground, grass, puddle autos andrew knows the creek well, is behind his office building. he knew rain was coming. still, volume of water appearing suddenly in the creek was still a surprise. but at least water is staying in the c
details into the investigation of the school shooting and international condolences from vatican city to kabul. we'll be right back. ,, ,, we have learned so far aboue shootings in connecticut. this te police . >>> welcome back. he's a summary of what we have learned so far about the shootings in connecticut. this morning, the state police spokesman said the violence was confined to two classrooms and a hallway. >> and he pointed out that there is a lot of misinformation going on social media sites, including state messages from the gunman who is now dead. of the 20 children killed, eight were boys, 12 twirls and -- girls and the young was were six girls. all six killed were women, including the principal. the gunman used a high-powered rifle registered to his mother and police say he shot her to death earlier on friday. now, police say she had no connection to the school that is a departure from what they were saying the last few days. >> meanwhile, there is global reaction to the tragedy. pope benedict xvi said he is praying for the family and victims and afghan president karzai exp
of east oakland, one of the city's toughest areas it happened in the span of just three hours. crime scene technicians were still gathering evidence this afternoon across the street from abdellaoui. >> we hear things happening in oakland but usually on international avenue or other places. >> reporter: it's not the only city to hire this man to help fight crime. brad bradley is the former police chief that brought down crime in new york and los angeles. >> you can't say that's a bad choice. let's hope he's a good fit. >> reporter: burress is a long time outspoken critic of the oakland police department. >> surprising that the city has retained bill bratton at this stage in light of the fact that we're in the process of seeking to obtain a compliance director that would have substantial responsibilities. >> reporter: credentials aside, burress doesn't think one person will cut crime in oakland but at a media conference yesterday, police chief howard jordan seemed willing to give it a try. >> i take ownership adds t he -- ownership as the chief of police that this crime is happening on my wa
on hold until the birds cleared out. >>> dealing with birds also a problem for san jose international airport which is why last night the city council did approve a plan to allow airport workers to shoot birds from the runway. oakland and san francisco airports already doing that. officials say using bird shot will help prevent the birds from getting sucked into the jet's engines, causing damage and sometimes complete loss of power. >>> a new discovery could be a game changer for breast cancer treatment. dr. kim mulvihill explains how doubling the recommendation for tamoxifen should stop the cancer from coming back. >>> reporter: carrie took tamoxifen for five years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 33. >> even though it may, you know, make you not feel great or you might have side effects, you know that you're doing something that's helping you. >> reporter: most breast cancers are fueled by estrogen and hormone blockers like tamoxifen can help cut the risk of recurrence. now new research suggests women should take it for 10 years, twice as long as the current five-y
the lamborghini was going. >> i think no matter who was driving, it's offensive to our city. they're investigating internally who it was. >> reporter: supervisor david chew represents district 3, which is the tunnel. >> this is dangerous, and inappropriate behavior. we can't have folks going 100 miles per hour through the broadway tunnel. >> reporter: the posting has since been removed, and he said they weren't drunk or going 100 miles per hour. and that he was neither driving or shooting the video. i confirmed that he did have access to an orange lamborghini, but not a convertible. interestingly, the posting was removed around the time i told the san francisco police chief president about the video. his reaction? an exasperated look on his face. john is a khaki, -- john sasaki, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> phillip tong is accused of stealing from the bank of america in the richmond district. they tracked him down from a finger print on a note handed to the teller. >>> new information tonight about a single car accident that happened yesterday in santa clara county. investigators identified the driv
, it's offensive to our city. they're investigating internally who it was. >> reporter: supervisor david chew represents district 3, which is the tunnel. >> this is dangerous, and inappropriate behavior. we can't have folks going 100 miles per hour through the broadway tunnel. >> reporter: the posting has since been removed, and he said they weren't drunk or going 100 miles per hour. and that he was neither driving or shooting the video. i confirmed that he did have access to an orange lamborghini, but not a convertible. interestingly, the posting was removed around the time i told the san francisco police chief president about the video. his reaction? an exasperated look on his face. john is a khaki, -- john sasaki, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> phillip tong is accused of stealing from the bank of america in the richmond district. they tracked him down from a finger print on a note handed to the teller. >>> new information tonight about a single car accident that happened yesterday in santa clara county. investigators identified the driver as 54-year-old gregory salter. they say he d
, theresa garcia, cbs5. former international fund leader strauss-kahn has reached a agreement with a new york city hotel mate who accused him of sexual assault. the lawsuit stems from an encounter in may of last year that forced strauss-kahn's resignation from the imf and cut off his capitolcy for the french presidency. the terms of the settlement are confidential. >>> some of san francisco's homeless and jobless may soon be carrying cell phones around town. approval by the city would provide phones nearly free of charge. we have more live with that story. the big question is, kate, why? >> reporter: well, frank, there are a number of answers for that that we will get to in a moment. this is a program that exists in about 36 states and pending approval from the california public utilities commission we could be state number 37. the reason behind it, because city leaders and homeless advocates say this could be a game changer for san francisco's homeless. >> in this world you can't do anything without a cell phone. >> reporter: john gallagher hasn't been able to right down a perpetrate
games on children. >> it becomes the city's 124th homicide of the year. he was walking with a relative on international boulevard when the gun battle broke out across the street. the 41-year-old was hit by a stray bullet, collapsed, and died on the spot. homicide detectives are examining the surveillance video in their search for the suspects. >>> and alameda county district attorney says that crime in oakland is, "out of control. " nancy o'malley said that crime is spilling over into neighborhood cities like -- cities like like piedmont. >> now there is one problem. his own party hung him out to dry. there wasn't enough support so speaker boehner canceled the vote. he designed that bill to prevent automatic tax hikes on the first of the year for people making less than $1 million. boehner said it's up to the president and the democrats now to make their move. >> i did my part. they've done nothing. >> it's very, very, very unfortunate that republicans are wasting an entire week on a number of pointless political stunts. >> house members are heading out of d.c. for christmas. when the
in the lawsuit file bid a new york city hotel housekeeper against the former head of the international monetary fund. she accused dominic strauss-kahn of sexual assaulting her inside of his suite. she was seeking unspecified damages. he claims the sex was consensual. terms were not announced. >> i think all over the world, i say that i can't work. ask god bless you all. thank you very much. >> a jury indicted strauss-kahn but. >> a plan to motivate girls around the world enroll in school was launched by the united states and -- united nations and pakistan named by a 15-year-old shot by the taliban.z>o another fund recreated with the help of silicon valley its right. my favorite quote is education is our basic right. those words have inspired a lot of people to help educate girls around the world. there are two funds, like you said, set up to help achieve that goal. a private fund has roots here in the silicon valley. pakistani government donated $10 million to the fund for girls rights to education. that will help the united nations with it's goal to ensure all girls have access to school by th
of international boulevard. >>> reporter: the 49-year-old grandmother collapsed in front of a city run preschool head start. no kids were inside the building since the gun battle happened right before 7 p.m. last night. >> they killed an innocent person. i mean, it's retarded. >> reporter: the killing reignited anger among neighbors. it's the second high-profile killing on this block in two months. less than 50 feet away was where someone robbed and killed a popular business owner inside this metro pcs in october. last night's shooting killed ramona foreman, better known as mona. >> she was outrageous courageous person that do anything for you. loving, caring. >> reporter: the victim lived at this house a few blocks away from the crime scene. friends say she was walking to a store when the stray bullet killed her. >> this is a woman laying on ice in coroner's office and her grandkids will not see her again and her kids is not gonna see her again. >> reporter: homicide detectives are reviewing footage taken from these two surveillance cameras mounted at the head start building. >> vehicles leavin
on this side of international boulevard. the 49-year-old grandmother collapsed in front of a city- run preschool, head start. no kids were inside the building since the gun battle happened right before 7 p.m. last night. >> they killed a innocent person. i mean, it's retarded! >> reporter: the killing reignited anger among neighbors. it's the second high-profile killing on this block in two months. less than 50 feet away was where someone robbed and killed a popular business owner inside this metro pcs in october. last night's shooting killed ramona foreman, better known as mona. >> mona, she was outrageous courageous person that would do anything for you. loving, caring. >> reporter: the victim lived at this house a few blocks away from the crime scene. friends say she was walking to a store when the stray bullet killed her. >> there is a woman laying on ice in the coroner's office and her grandkids will not see her again and her kids is not gonna see her again. >> reporter: homicide detectives are reviewing footage taken from the two surveillance cameras mounted at the head start bui
in shopping areas comes as oakland urges people to shop locally. >>> the san jose city council has postponed today's discussion of a man to remove bird hazards from mineta international airport. the plan would allow firearms to be used to get birds away from the airport where they pose a hazard when they fly into jet engines. if firing blanks doesn't scare them, birdshot could be used. the issue is expected to be on the agenda next tuesday. >>> san francisco's board of supervisors is expected to give final approval today to ban public nudity. protestors stripped at san francisco city hall last month when supervisors gave preliminary approval to the ban. they plan to do so again today. >>> it is 4571. a federal judge temporarily blocks california's new gay therapy law. it is the first of its kind to ban conversion therapy to make a gay minor become straight. just hours after hearing, u.s. district court judge ruled the rights outweigh the dangers it may pose to young people will you about still apply to three providers until trial. >>> the drug manufacturer pfizer is starting another round of
be spent for here in union city. in union city, abc 7 news. >> we'll see you then, turning to international news now, united nations security council condemning north korea's successful rocket launch. the north fired the rockets into orbit today defying previous warnings from un and washington this, is video provided by north korea state run television. the saying the launch violated a resolution banning any launch using ballistic missle tech nlg. the obama administration called the launch a provocative act. >> house republican leaders are pressing president obama to come up with a plan they can accept for spending cuts and tax revenues to avoid the so called fiscal cliff. time is running out now for both parties to reach a compromise. we have the latest. >> the deadline to avoid the fiscal cliff is december 316789 lawmakers have less time if they want get something together that congress can pass and the president can sign. >> the longer the white house road blocks this discussion, closer our economy gets to the fiscal cliff. >> in an interview, the president was optimistic a deal can be r
they ate lunch at a restaurant yesterday. two dozen teens and young adults from the international ministry group were starting a five day trip. the group says it is devastated. >>> city college of fran is facing a financial -- san francisco is fating a financial hit. they must enroll 34,000 full- time students to maintain its funding level from the state but the school expects to fall a few thousand students short for the second year in a row. it was on probation because of a shortage of students during the previous school year. >>> arizona's tough on immigration sheriff is defending his controversial stance and one of america's most immigrant friendly cities. >> drag queens calling themselves the sisters of perpetual indulgence, invaded a dinner party. earlier he had received letters from 8th graders questioning him about his views but the school canceled that meeting. >> they accused me of running concentration camps. they called me a racist. i could go on and on. immaterialed to emit with the kids and tell them the truth. >> the school district media rep says she was too busy to explain
investigating. >> oakland police investigating the death of an innocent bystander. a 47-year-old is the city's 124th homicide victim of 2012. the grandmother struck and killed last night on international boulevard before 6:00 during a gun battle taking place between people on the other side of the street. nick smith will have more on the story at 5:00. >> in san francisco, a firefighter taken to the homt for smoke inhalation after battling an apartment fire in the city ocean view district that started on the second floor of this building this morning. the 25 residents were evacuated and being helped bit red cross. the cause of the fire is still under investigation.z> pg&e's plan won approval today. >> under the plan, pg&e will test 800 miles of pipeline and replace 200 milesist at a cost of $2 billion. customers will pay more than half of that. roughly $1íñryñ two a month for the average ratepayer this, follows the deadly 2010 san bruno explosion. local leaders feel ripped off by p.u.c. and pg&e. >> now they're making 11% on improvements. it's shameful they'd allow pg&e to profit from
. the city does -- has spent nearly $1 million already this year on police consultants. they hope to help the backlog of internal affairs investigations. william bratton and his security consultant group is scheduled to start in oakland next month. >> is this a one-year deal? it's a contract that they have signed with bratton
that they delayed until next tuesday. >>> and mineta san jose international airport has permission to use guns to scare birds away from the runway. the city council voted to allow that if noisemakers and blanks don't do the job. they already do it at sfo and oakland international airport. we have your traffic and weather and weather coming up right after this. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> good morning. we have some mass transit delays to start off with this morning. caltrain has taken two trains out of service due to mechanical problems. they are going to combine them with other trains. the rest of mass transit is on time. wet roadways and slow and go on the peninsula. >> strong storms moving through the bay area right now. here we go again. high-def doppler radar showing you a lot of the yellows even some orange outside. it's pushing a little bit further to the south now. but it is heavy through fremont, portola valley, san carlos, hayward and livermore. heavy rainfall there. looks like that all tapers off by the afternoon just to widely scattered showers. dry weather returns tomorrow. ,,,,,,,, >>> you kno
that pose a hazard to planes. now these vote changes -- this vote changes the city ordinance allowing only police to discharge firearms at the airport. since 2009 there have been 1 80 reported bird streak at san jose international. bird striking obviously very dangerous. sometimes they can cause real problems for planes of course most dramatic example of that happened in january of 2009 when pilot pl danville land add bird stricken u.s. airway jet in the hudson river. riff's department is being criticized for wanting to buy an unmanned drone. sheriff's department calls it an unmanned aerial system. 7 news reporter mark matthews tonight with reaction from brave situation rates groups who are afraid the deputy will use this technology to spy on people. >>reporter: thinks the 31,000 dollar unmanned aerial vehicle at the alameda county sheriff's department wants to buy. neat little shechbility even according to the critic. >> just cutest little toy i can possibly imagine. >>reporter: told the supervisors she's opposed to the did he advice. aclu attorney called it a threat to brave situ
public life. >>> a former head of the international on carry fun. he accused dominic to us conn and today lawmakers will update a judge on the damage of hurricane sunday. the rebuilding costs are anywhere from 10 million to 20 million in various cities a long new jersey and new york and a lot of those towns are talking about whether to rebuild with wood or more durable materials. some of the locals say it is not a boardwalk without the woot but others say the wood is not strong enough. they are relieved to hear more than 500 workers walked off the job last month. they are providing a new four- year contract and it includes a cost of living pay raise for 2013 and 2014 and a $3,500 signing bonus. the port commissioner still has to approve the new contract. >>> police will are whapping for drivers for having a suspended lice since. if found, they will be arrested and could have -- license. if found they they could be arrested and could have their car impounded. >>> we are seeing more of the key spots as you might imagine on this monday. let's look at what we have on interstate 880, and it's
years. opd is bringing in change maker bill bratton to curve crime in los angeles and new york city. usf professor tony rab era knows bratton. >> i think bill can be a valuable resource to any organization. but i think oakland has to do some internal soul searching if you will. >> reporter: rib era says the assumption that howard jordan needs to be told what to do to be successful is wrong. >> i take ownership as the chief of police that this stuff is happening on my watch. >> reporter: yesterday chief jordan said he welcomed bratton's inside, he has the name and credentials and had done it before the question is can he do it again in oakland. coming up tonight at 6:00, we will talk to an outspoking opd critic on what he says is a very surprising decision. noelle walker. >>> new york city is on track for a record low number of homicides this year. and that's barring a flurry of homicides in the final few days of 2012. according to the nypd as of today there were 414 homicides this year. the previous record low was 471 back in 2009. compare that to 1990 when there were more than 2,200 hom
of the nutcracker is set in our own city by the bay, introducing audiences of all ages to the wonderful world of ballet. this holiday season, experienced the beauty of s f bellay's international cast of world class dancers in the nutcracker, a san francisco tradition since 1944. >> the san francisco ballet is a nutcracker starts this weekend ann plays through december 28th at the war memorial opera house on van ness ave. tickets start as low as $20 for some shows. others at $35. >> lights! camera! action! if this is your casting call for the 2012 dance along nutcracker goes hollywood! off this year's show follows fritz and clara to tinsel town as the hollywood is hauled out for the holidays! at the dance along nutcracker, you and the supporting cast of his are the stars. when the clapboard claps and the cameras roll, you may find yourself past starlets like judy garland and marilyn monroe, dodging bullets in the wild wild west shootout or plucking the maltese falcon from the minutes of a hard boiled detective. bring the kids to a daytime show or treat yourself to the dance a long red carpet g
the connecticut school massacre, the city gave away up to $200 in grocery gift cards. >>> lance armstrong has until today to appeal the ban imposed on him. he lost his seven titles december 6th, when the international cycling union banned him from the sport for life. those penalties came after the agency hit armstrong with similar sanctions for using banned substances. armstrong did not appeal that decision and it appears he won't challenge this latest ban. >>> all of our recent rain means waty++i levels are rising at local reservoirs. officials plan to release some water at the coyote dam and lake sonoma to make room for future rains. winds and rains have battered and toppled trees around the bay, berkeley police provided this picture. it shows part of a tree that fell on a moving patrol car. the officer was not hurt. this happened on -- yesterday. >> i heard a couple of loud cracking sounds and saw pedestrians pointing up. a couple small branches fell, blocked my view, i hit the brakes, abs activated, tree fell on top of the car. >> local arborist blames high winds for keeping crews like hi
with the department for 14 years. >>> other bay area headlines, berkeley city council members are expected to vote tomorrow on whether to declare the city a no drone zone. unmanned aircraft are used by the department of homeland security to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. the fbi and about a dozen police and sheriff's departments also have them. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. >>> a pleasant surprise for people parking in san francisco. in fact, it maybe unprecedented! the city's newer sfpark meters charge less on average than the old models. the 7,000 newer devices set rates based on demand and since their installation last year, average hourly rates have dropped by 14 cents. 17% of those meters offer hourly rates of a dollar or less. >>> 5:51. ecuador on high alert after several volcano eruptions. >> and the duchess dazzles. kate middleton makes her first public appearance since leaving the hospital. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> weak storm sliding through the bay area, a stronger line in the north bay through american canyon toward vallejo. more on your weather com
and cities. this is not for urgent america. to gain access to the european union i understand it that this is a way for delta to benefit and expand more international flights. >> lindsey lohan and the irs? >> yes, do not mess with the irs. her tax bill, and charlie sheen and helped but she still is off the hook -- on the hook. she will work her way on to but she is drinking two bottles of a five, per day. and do not mess with the irs because there will not leave you alone. she is an estimated note drinking two bottles of vodka per day. >> and this question is what we do with my old 4 01 k? >> my generation, we will work about six jobs. and i always say take it with you. you are not going to faa itself directed ira.. and you could even call vanguard and say what could i do. you could even sign up online to take it with you to a constant state and consolidate -- send your questions to black@black.com banff we can see some rainfall increasing. >> we could see some quickly moving system with not much accumulation. it is mainly a missing us but well to the north and edging to the n
drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel in the city at 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later said he was just kidding. but he has been assigned to administrative duty while internal affairs sorts through this mess. he is reportedly just months away from retirement, as well. the chief promises some swift and severe discipline if it turns out to be true. >>> bart is giving extra security this holiday season. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the westfield shopping center here in the city and cate, shoppers headed to the malls on bart trains are apparently big targets for thieves. right? >> reporter: that's right, frank. you know, when you're holiday shopping it's really easy to get distracted when you're coming from the stores especially to the bart stations. so bart is launching a safety campaign to make sure that you are safe this holiday season. now, last night, at the west oakland station, bart partnered with oakland police, private, volunteer security guards offering escorts for riders to their cars. oakland police and bart say this is a move to le
in the city at 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later said he was just kidding, it was a joke but he has been assigned to administrative duty while internal affairs sorts it out a little bit. the chief promises swift and severe discipline if it all turns out to be true. and that sergeant is just months away from retiring, as well. >>> if you are using bart to do a little holiday shopping, thieves are targeting you. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran explains the extra tool bart is adding to keep you safe if you are riding bart. >> reporter: bart is stepping up security as part of a safety campaign to make sure that holiday shoppers are aware and safe this holiday season. now, to let you know that bart police say crimes are on the rise around both oakland and san francisco stations during the season. last night bart partnered with oakland police, private and volunteer security guards. shoppers were offered escorts to their cars at the west oakland station. bart riders told us they have encountered some brazen attacks in the past. >> i was ambushed by two men. they pointed a gun at me
'hare international airport. talk to me about flight cancellations. where are we on that? >> plenty of flight cancellations here, brooke. the main reason is the weather in other cities. you can see here it's still raping and expected to still keep raining for a couple of hours before it turns to snow. when it turns to snow, there is going to be major trouble here. at midway airport, southwest airlines has canceled all of their flights after 5:00 local time. in a few hours at midway, they have proactively canceled the flights. they will likely be okay getting oust o'hare and chicago because there is a window of a couple of hours. you see a bunch of sailors who finished up basic training and they are hoping to get home for the holidays. they have more stop and then they will be on leave. they are hoping not to hit another stop. if you are coming to chicago and can move the flight up, do so. united and others have waived the change fees to get out of those spots. >> here is hoping the sailors and other folks can get home. as you await the snow, let me go to you. they are waiting for the snow the
, but prosecutors sought to commit him to coalinga state hospital up on his release. >> the bay city attorney's office is coordinating a state wide of rage effort to notify customers were eligible for refunds that must be claimed during a three month period between now and march 28th. >> the international maritime organization has approved a plan to change a route that cargo ships use to enter san francisco back. >> the goal is to reduce collisions between large vessels and wales. >> kron fours charles clifford has details. >> migrating whales, such as humpbacks, often faster the waters of california's coast. far too often, these large creatures alive with cargo ships, killing or severely injuring wales. >> but under plan developed by the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, an out approved by the international maritime organization, a car oceans will be required to travel through narrow shipping lanes in an effort to avoid these deadly collisions. the changes involve shipping lanes at the port of laws and laws of long beach, as well as the approach to san francisco bay. >> earth
have locally dense fog. the drive running 22 minutes out of novato into the city. >> banking erica a quick story for you this morning. firefighters battle a one alarm fire at a commercial building in east oakland. >> the blaze reported about 1:30 a.m. at 6145 international boulevard a vacant building. the fire was under control in about 15 minutes. no reports of injuries. the filfire was started by squatters. >> authorities from the contra costa county will meet with the u.s. coast guard at 10:00 this morning that will search with sonar equipment. phillip stephen mattingly was working on his tugboat when he was in last saturday. please do not suspect foul play. his age and health may have contributed to his disappearance. >> police in pleasant hill are searching for a person who left a pipe bomb outside the elementary school. >> it was left in the parking nolot yesterday afternoon. >> we don't know if it was planted here and there were people here or if there were not people here. it was planted with what we believe to the intent to do damage to school. >> walnut creek and bomb squ
just screaming by. b.a.r.t. is a good way to get in the city. that system is are -- is reporting their trains online. the oakland coliseum, is not all that bad in case you are trying to catch a flight at oakland international. you will see some problems on the peninsula. put a circle there. northbound 101 near san bruno avenue, a car fire. they had to block a lane for the fire crews there. so traffic is gonna be busy from burlingame. 280 might get a better -- might be a better bet heading north. let's go to steve. >>> awesome fog reports coming in from twitter. spweather. some areas clear. the fog is in. i've heard that from pacifica and here comes the fog. it's dancing around, you know, if you have watched three or four times, you are gonna say, you've already said that. this time of year, even though it can start off sunny, that fog can start rolling in because a cold front rolls in. we want to highlight in. we will not get a lot of rain out of this system. it's cold now. it will get colder for us. if you are from the midwest or something, you are saying what are you talking ab
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